What difference does an hour make? It opens up a whole new world of possibilities to an elementary school kid. Twitter employees went to the Tenderloin Community School in San Francisco to participate in Hour of Code 2016. Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries. Over two days, every child from kindergarten to 5th grade got to experience Hour of Code with adult helpers from Twitter.
Bi-annually, Twitter employees come together to volunteer and give back to their communities. This year #FridayForGood was rebranded to be called #TwitterForGood Day, in the spirit of recognizing that service should be a continuous practice, and offices around the world could therefore celebrate giving back on different #TwitterForGood Days. Read some of the highlights from offices across the world.
On September 9th, Twitter Women and Womeng hosted AOL’s #BUILTBYGIRLS Challenge, a pitch competition for tech-based projects built by girls and judged by girls, for the second year in a row. BUILTBYGIRLS (@BUILTBYGIRLS) equips today’s young woman to take her place in the tech-enabled economy through internships, workshops, competitions, and online content.
The phenomenal growth of Twitter is an unmatched opportunity for humanitarians. Oxfam India’s collaboration with Twitter to bring best practices through the #TweetToTransform forum contributes to this cause.
The Digital Rights Foundation is an organization that endeavors to promote safe online spaces for women in Pakistan. They recently launched Hamara Internet (@hamarainternet), a campaign to address violence against women and to provide support to those facing online harassment and abuse.